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Accident description
Last updated: 5 December 2016
Status:
Date:Tuesday 21 February 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-668
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Serrania Los Cobardes (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cimitarra Airport (CIM/SKCM), Colombia
Destination airport:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-3 transport plane operated by the Colombian Air Force was destroyed in an accident at Serrania Los Cobardes, killing all five on board.
The airplane had flown to Cimitarra to drop off military personnel for the upcoming elections.


Sources:
» El Tiempo - 23 Feb 1978


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Distance from Cimitarra Airport to Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport as the crow flies is 120 km (75 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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